SR Underground Ep. 25: ‘Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace 3D’

Published 3 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2012 at 2:09 pm,

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The Screen Rant editorial team is back with episode twenty five of the Screen Rant Underground.

Join host Ben Kendrick as well as fellow SR editors Rob Keyes, Anthony Ocasio, and Kofi Outlaw as we discuss The Amazing Spider-Man trailer, Michael Bay returning for Transformers 4, and Smallville season 11, as well as review the 3D re-release of George Lucas’ Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.

Screen Rant Underground is available in the iTunes Music Store (where you can subscribe as well as download individual episodes) but if you’re not near your home computer, check out our twenty-fifth episode in the player below.

Also, Screen Rant Underground is an EXPLICIT podcast. We don’t go out of our way to say controversial things or use explicit language but it does happen – so use discretion when playing the podcast at work and around young, or sensitive, ears.


Screen Rant Underground: Episode 25 – Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace 3D

In episode 25 of the Screen Rant Underground podcast we chat about The Amazing Spider-Man trailer, Michael Bay returning for Transformers 4, and Smallville season 11, as well as review the 3D re-release of George Lucas’ Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.

[0:00] News: The Amazing Spider-Man trailer, Lionsgate wants a sixth Twilight filmMichael Bay returning for Transformers 4, and Smallville season 11.

[41:27] Rants and Raves: Safe House, Scorpion King, Lady and the Tramp, Shakespeare in Love, Elephant in the Room, Mr. P, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Downton Abby, Exporting Raymond (again), Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, The Walking Dead, Doctor Who, and Martha Marcy May Marlene.

[1:15:33] Pre-Review Box Office Battle

[1:25:16] Review: Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (read our full written review)

[1:46:57] Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace SPOILERS conversation

[1:58:59] Mailbag, Twitter Handles, and Contact Information

[2:00:08] Game Rant News BriefPS Vita launch as well as hardware and game reviews plus Mass Effect 3 goes gold (and will include surprise announcements over the next couple weeks) and Double Fine makes over $1 million in just 8 hours for a new game through fan-funding.

Hosts: Ben Kendrick, Rob Keyes, Anthony Ocasio, and Kofi Outlaw.



Use the comment section below to continue our various discussions by weighing in with your own thoughts – or just to let us know what you think of the show. Also, don’t forget to vote in our weekly Screen Rant Underground poll:

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We release one episode a week and while myself, Rob Keyes, Anthony Ocasio, and Kofi Outlaw are standard fare on the podcast, we’ve already lined-up a fun set of guests for future episodes.

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  1. I agree that Spider-Man 2 was the best of Raimi’s series, BUT Doc Oc didn’t make sense to me. Throughout the movie he is taking punches and blows from Spidey yet it hardly has any real effect. He’s not superhuman – he just has robot arms – so how can he take these punches without getting knocked out (especially since Spidey has superhuman strength)? Or at least a bloody nose….the only time it seemed Octavius actually got hurt was when Aunt Maay hit him with a wooden umbrella lol

    So I’m glad they went with the Lizard for TASM, he should put up a good fight.

  2. Transformers 4 needs to have a solider as the main human lead.

    Spiderman still hasn’t sold me on why I should sit through another origin story. But I’m sure it’ll be an okay movie though.

    Ben those were actually my picks for this week so you might win. I changed mine to these
    1-The Vow
    2-Ghost Rider 2
    3-This Means War
    4-Journey 2

    Also I am not Harvey Weinstein lol Chicks love The Vow

    • I think Josh Duhamel can lead TF4.

      • He totally can. He’s the only human protagonist that can do anything with the transformers. Sam is a kid and can’t really do anything other than yell the transformers names.

        BTW have you guys seen the redlettermedia star wars prequel reviews. I think you’ll like it. It’s funny and breaks down why the prequels were bad.

        • Def saw those Red Letter Media reviews. We even wrote a post that sprang from that, I believe.

  3. Ugh, won’t let listen not matter how much I change my settings.

    • Hmmm… I know Kofi was having problems last week. I think it sorted itself out.

      Ghost – If it’s still stuck a bit later let us know (as well as share operating system info).

      • well, it kept saying it couldn’t download b/c of my security settings, but it won’t let me no matter how much I change them. even if i put it on the lowest setting.

        • Ghost – did you ever get this sorted out? I had Vic look into it yesterday.

  4. The trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man trailer sold the movie to me big time. At first it just seemed so stupid but the trailer got me hooked. I personally believe that Michael Bay should stop directing Transfomers and get a different director and just take the series in a better direction.

  5. 1 The Vow
    2 Ghost Rider 2
    3 Safe House
    4 This Means War
    5 Journey 2

    10 Underworld

  6. I find episode 1 of star wars very good. I like that Gorege Lucas changed yoda to the episode 2 and 3 yoda insed of tHe agally one from 1999.

    • Despite the negative slant in our podcast convo – I actually did enjoy seeing the movie again in theaters.

  7. I don’t see how you wood want to see the vow I is a chick flick

    • I’d “Vow” it up… That’s some good “lady bait” right there. You squeeze out a couple of tears and they’ll think you’re a gentleman forever. It’s all about choosing when to sell your sell. ;-)

  8. I had to drive from Conneticut to Atlantic City today so I listened to the last 2 podcasts on the way and it helped the 4 hr ride breeze bye.
    I do wish I hadn’t fallen behind because I would have liked to throw in my picks for the box office battle. I’ll be sure to check early next week for the next round.
    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I love the podcast. I love watching and talking about movies so this podcast is perfect for someone like me and I’m always recommending it to friends…

    • Glad you’re still enjoying it Kevin – we look forward to your Box Office Battle picks!

  9. First let me say I love your guys’ podcasts. I look forward to them every week. That being said, I am disappointed in how venomous your review was of Phantom Menace 3D. I really do not like the prequels either but holy crap I thought you guys were way too negative. It felt almost like you guys were feeding off each other lol. Just my opinion. Keep those podcasts coming!